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Carlisle man admits cricket club theft

Carlisle Magistrates Court
Carlisle Magistrates Court

[F]ollowing a burglary at Carlisle Cricket Club on the morning of New Years Day, a former temporary barman pleaded guilty to burglary having the entered the Edenside Club as a trespasser.

District Judge Gerald Chalk sitting at the Magistrates Court was told Gavin Munn, 30, gave an address as Warwick Square, Carlisle.

Munn was employed as a barman at the cricket club, he had keys to the club and the password for the safe, he entered as a trespasser in the early hours on January 1, and stole £1,395 from the safe.

Munn told the court he was struggling for money at the time and only really wanted £200 and would have taken the money back, he’d been drinking went to the safe and just grabbed some money, he has since apologised to the club chairman.

The Probation Service interviewed Munn before sentence, the judge was told he has emotional issues that need to be addressed.

Munn was sentenced to a prison term of 70-days suspended for one-year and a Community Order of 15-days rehabilitation and 60-hours of unpaid work with court costs of £200.

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